Dear CLS community,
I want to take a moment to touch base and introduce myself to you as we move into a new school year. To serve as your interim principal for the 2022-23 school year is a tremendous privilege to me. I have watched the progression of CLS over years and have admired your community, your collaborative work style, and your great emphasis on student choice and passion.
Chad Ratliff has been a close colleague of mine for many years now and, while I won’t attempt to replace him, I am delighted to have the chance to build on the incredible accomplishments that you all have had together. Mr. Ratliff and I have spoken a great deal over the last several weeks, and everything he tells me makes me more excited to join this exceptional group of students, educators, and families. I cannot wait to be a part of this dynamic team!
My background, which is in not only instruction but counseling as well, drives me to continue growing your tradition of reimagining education. And I am eager to engage with all of you to further understand your needs and goals when it comes to your education. I will always make myself available to you so that CLS remains the most engaging, inclusive, and rewarding school environment possible.
I look forward to starting our year together.